Friday, September 2, 2016

Vividh Bharathi : My all time companion

I am growing old listening to Radio more than watching T.V.  Television was a fad at the time in India while I was growing up and owning a T.V wasn't easy where as Radio reigned in most of the middle class families.
Radio always bring the nostalgic moments of my childhood. My love for radio started when I was in 1st grade, that time it was the only way to keep ourselves updated with current affairs other than newspapers and magazines. How I used to love listening to film songs on radio after lunch break in the afternoons. It was broken few years here and there due to job, studying but it's still one of my favorite activity. No, I don't spend time sitting in front of it but entertains me by playing in the background all the time. For me, be it Sakhi Saheli, Jayamala or Hit Superhit, if it's playing radio it has to be Vividh Bharthi channel.
Vividh Bharthi because it still plays decades old songs, less nonsense,less talking, literally no commercials. The programs are informative, entertaining and soothing to your mind.



Vividh Bharathi

Remember Jayamala program played for the soldiers on fronts?You get to listen tips, thoughts, recipes for many women on Sakhi Saheli programs in the afternoon along with melodious songs.
While Aaj ke Fankar is about any personalities from Indian Film Industry, Man Chahe Geet in the afternoons is for requesting songs. I am swept away when sometimes my favorite Kishore Da song is played and as a result I hum along.

Many time my kids felt overwhelmed when my requested song was played announcing my name. ­čśü I know it's silly but they find it great.

Understanding my affinity for radio my husband bought a small portable/ plug gable radio for me from his visit abroad and it's become an enviable among my relatives. We do sometimes have heated argument when my husband changes the channel by rotating the delicate knob. I do remind him of my ownership.

So my readers, do you listen too to Vivid Bharathi like me? Or you find it out of date?

4 comments:

  1. That's nice to own a radio again:) My husband listens radio mostly in his car. I used to listen when I was in school and later here and there sometimes but I am not a regular.

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  2. Nice and Vivid writing :-) Nope I dont listen to Vivid Bharathi but listen to a Kannada channel where they play carnatic vocal and instrumental in mornings. I used to listen from my phone when I was travelling by bus. In recent past, I have never tuned to radio. Must give a try again :-)

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  3. TRY THIS LINK - http://www.airbengaluru.com/

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  4. TRY THIS LINK AS WELL - http://www.listenradios.com/hindi/vividh-bharati-online.html

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